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Is Cord Cutting Really Happening?

Is Cord Cutting Really Happening?

By Abby Johnson March 29, 2012 | 43 Comments

With consumers continuing to be unhappy with cable providers, a trend known as “cord-cutting” has quickly risen up. The concept has gained a lot of attention over the past couple of years especially since more Internet alternatives have become available.

U.S. Consumers Opposed To Bandwidth Caps

A new survey of U.S. consumers conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) finds that consumers have a much different view of broadband access and telecom policy that is at odds with many telecom policy makers.

The majority (94%) of respondents see value in broadband service providers (BSP) that dynamically allocate premium bandwidth for some types of traffic, such as video, VoIP, and gaming.

Digg Blocked For “Bandwidth Theft”
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It’s hard to find anybody to agree with the logic, and certainly the only people that appear to be writing about it have done so to heap ridicule and scorn, but (apparently) the same person to bring us WhyFirefoxIsBlocked.com has now introduced WhyDiggIsBlocked.com.

Corporate Study Shows You Should Pay More

More bandwidth, not bandwidth manipulation, has been one of the technical solutions offered as an answer to the growing capacity demands of services like VoIP and video. It’s also been used as a rebuttal to telecom industry arguments against Net Neutrality, a rebuttal, um, rebutted in a new study sponsored by…

Google Expands On Net Neutrality Issues

Richard Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel Google has put together a three-part blog post outlining Google’s approach to Net Neutrality, what the company feels is okay for broadband providers to do, what’s not okay, and where they have misled the public.

AT&T: Be Vewwy Vewwy Quiet About Cheap DSL

AT&T’s been sounding its trumpets about new wireless video offerings, especially in advance of the much-anticipated iPhone launch. They’ve kept those trumpets far away, however, from their FCC-required $10 per month DSL.

ISPs Threaten to Stall Online Video Apps

Steve O’Hear — who also writes for ZDNet on social media — has a great post up at Last100 about how bandwidth-stingy Internet Service Providers threaten to stall many online-video apps such as Joost by throttling the download speeds that their users get.

Bandwidth Hogs Not Feeling Comcastic

Comcast subscribers are finding out the hard way that excessive bandwidth use could lead to an unexpected termination of service, as well as a subsequent one-year reconnection ban. The kicker, however, is that Comcast refuses to provide any hard data to customers documenting their bandwidth usage.

Taken from the storied pages of the How To Stick It To Your Customers manifesto, Comcast has once again proven that just when you think a company can’t possibly tarnish their public image any further, there’s always a new low that can be achieved.

How Much Space Do You Need With Your Hosting Account?
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Web hosting is an extremely competitive field and most web hosts will offer some rather large amounts of space in an effort to sell you on their services.

Meeting Your Bandwidth Requirements For SCM Applications

As I pointed out in a previous article, Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a complex animal.

Microsoft SQL 2000 Disaster Recovery with SANRAD V-Switch – Planning Guide

Designing a disaster recovery system requires planning and consideration of the available options that will best fit your company’s needs, SLA and budget.

In Search Engines, Web Standards and Semantics Rule

Not adhering to web standards is like rollerskating down the freeway. You might get to where you’re going, but it’s inefficient and fraught with peril.

Bandwidth and Network Usage Monitoring Getting Easier for System Administrators

Thanks to companies like Paessler, bandwidth and network usage monitoring is getting easier. System administrators are able to receive live readings and long-term usage trends for their network devices.

Is Yahoo Borrowing Bandwidth?

That’s what one regular on WebProWorld seems to think. Our poster WRMineo runs a few sites of his own and had an image of Paris Hilton on one of the sites. According to his story, Yahoo used the image on the Music side. He tells the story better though.

We’re Not Afraid

I had an email overnight from Pete Quily in Canada telling me about We’re Not Afraid, a blog set up last week following the London bombings that publishes photos from people around the world who aren’t afraid…

How Much Bandwidth Does Your Web Site Need?
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One of the most common concerns people have when deciding to host a web site is figuring out how much bandwidth they’ll need.

Comcast Increases Bandwidth For High Speed Customers

In what some are considering a shot at DSL service providers, Comcast, the nation’s largest broadband provider, has announced they will be increasing the speed of their broadband service.